The systematic erosion of continuity of care has financial and personal health costs. This is well-known, especially to health professionals, and it's supported by overwhelming evidence. And yet, it persists.
A new report on the plight of practicing physicians reflects a broken system. Nearly half of physicians plan to change careers, so maybe it's finally time to include them in the discussion on healthcare fixes.
How far will behavioral economics go to improve our health and decrease costs?
Anthem continues to practice medicine without a license in determining which patients should have anesthesiologists providing care during cataract surgery.
Meaningful use reform (in the funding bill just signed by the President) is vital toward curtailing the onerous nature of Electronic Health Records' implementation. When satisfying government IT requirements becomes more important than the needs of a patient getting cancer surgery or a doctor’s providing that care, we are really missing the point.
How about companies just telling it like it is – in all its forms? We need to do better than Theranos, and the hubris of 23andMe that warranted FDA intervention and sanctioning of the firm.
What's the best state in which to practice medicine? Though a recent study does little to answer the question given the metrics chosen, the result provides a starting point to help guide your thinking on this subject.
We get it. The actress hates guns. But please don’t use your high visibility to spread untruths about the medical profession, just to make a political point.
With the ever-changing healthcare landscape, it's important for patients to know that not every member of their care team has interchangeable training, especially when it comes to invoking the term "doctor."
Since I believe laughter is often the best medicine, I didn’t have to look very far to find funny movie scenes that also delivered meaningful medical lessons.
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine raises concerns about low-value care delivery in hospital-associated primary care practices. It's time to put high quality into the healthcare discussion with the same vigor and level of import as access. Actual patient-centered care – and not mere lip service – saves lives and money.
Obamacare was always about health coverage, not health care. Here's why this matters.